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Grateful Dead Live at Winterland Arena on 1977-06-07

This show is commercially available as "Winterland June 1977: The Complete Recordings "

Set 1

Jack Straw
Tennessee Jed
Looks Like Rain
Funiculi Funicula
El Paso
Friend Of The Devil
The Music Never Stopped

Set 2

Scarlet Begonias ->
Fire On The Mountain ->
Good Lovin'
Estimated Prophet ->
He's Gone ->
Drums ->
Samson And Delilah
Terrapin Station ->
Morning Dew ->
Around And Around

Uncle John's Band
U.S. Blues

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Winterland Arena
Location San Francisco, CA

Source Matrix by Hunter Seamons using Final Cut Pro (FLAC>AIFF>Final Cut>WAV>FLAC)
Transferred by Hunter Seamons



SBD (shnid=24291):


DAT>CD transfers, including patches by David Hollister. CD>WAV(EAC Secure mode) with editing of patches to raise volume of patches to audibly match adjacent SBD source, conversion to SHN, and uploading by Keith Bode. David Hollister's original transfer done approximately 1999. Editing of patches, SHN conversion, and uploading done in May, 2004. I believe this transfer of the show has not been widely spread, and I am glad to have been involved in the editing and making of the show available.

Keith Bode

AUD (shnid=31951):

MAR > Reel > DAT > CDs

CDR > EAC > WAV > TLH (SBE-OK & checksums) > FLAC Frontend, Dec 2005.

Recording by Rob Bertrando
Thank you to David Hollister and Keith Bode for the SBD transfer,
and to Rob Bertrando for recording the show.

Matrix by Hunter Seamons using Final Cut Pro (FLAC>AIFF>Final Cut>WAV>FLAC)
May 14, 2009


1) The underrated show of the Winterland run, but just as many highlights: raging Music, above par Scarlet > Fire, a most amazing Estimated > Gone transition, very top notch Terrapin, and an all-time Dew (more than comparable to the 5/8/77 version). Probably the best sonic quality of the three Winterland matrixes...while the others have more "character" to them(especially 6/9), which I like.


Reviewer: tonedef - - August 4, 2013
Subject: Too much analysis here
Oh, look, it's an art critic!

(Monty Python)
Reviewer: Mind Wondrin - - August 19, 2012
Subject: '77 was the year for MNS
The matrix adds excitement to this show. These were the shows when The Grateful Dead Movie was in theaters. The movie was supposed to take the place of touring and was shot in '74 but then languished in post-production, editing, distribution, etc. and by then the band had healed and reached a new peak. This 1st-night-of-run isn't as good as the next 2 nights but has one of the best MNS of all time. TJ has a great weave but it otherwise stumbly.
First Set highlights:
MNS (an A+ version)

Things so south at the start of the second set (keeping it from being a 5-star show) and it takes a while to get things back, then bam!, one of the greatest ever Estimateds!
Second Set highlights:

Energy is gone again for a very shaky encore. The following night is better but it's hard to beat the MNS and the Estimated. The Terrapin is much remarked for the jam out (which, I'll give, is A-) but the missed cues in the first half keep me from highlighting; YMMV.

Overall : B
4 stars
Reviewer: Seederman - - January 7, 2011
Subject: First Matrix...
I guess you could say I wandered off when the bus brokedown in 1995, and got on with life... Haven't listened to the Dead much in the last few years, and was kind of picking through the archives recently, trying to rekindle that old spirit... It wasn't working; nothing sounded good to me anymore, it all sounded old, weary, and tired...

I don't know if this is taboo to mention here or not, but somebody uploaded the whole Hunter's Trix series at a tracker site... 64 shows. I had never heard of the series, or Hunter, or even heard of a "matrix" before. But I decided to download a few and give 'em a listen...

Hunter, you've brought tears to my eyes. You've done the impossible, you've brought the Dead to life again, more real and visceral than I've ever heard them before.

#46 (this show) was one of the first ones I've heard. I always loved the Morning Dew from Pembroke Pines '77, but this one seriously tops it... If felt the old goosebumps I used to feel as a young kid back in the day hearing this stuff, you've really done a work for the ages here...

To stay with Morning Dew for a moment, a good example of the nuanced mix is at the very end, when Garcia's voice fades its last note, you hear the audience singing along (in pretty good tune, I might add...)... What I liked is, I didn't actually hear them singing until Garcia's voice faded, but they were "felt" throughout; never before have I heard a concert in this way before; it really conjured up the feeling of being right there, but hearing the nuance of the band more clearly than was ever possible at a show.

Dick's Picks, which I used for my fixes before, sound flat and murky and one-dimensional in comparison.

I realize not everyone likes matrix recordings (I learned that while reading up on this collection, which I knew nothing about). But for me, it was almost a religious experience. Outstanding work, the Dead should pay you for this stuff...

Outstanding show, outstanding matrix, 5-stars all the way.
Reviewer: BIG_R - - September 28, 2009
Subject: 6-7-77
This is a wonderful show. Subtle and mellow.The next two nights are even better. The legendary second set from 6-9 will rip your head off and take a crap down your neck. I have this show on cd. I don't remember where I got it. It must have been before it became a commercial release. I dont know what source mine is from but it sounds like a Betty board. I'm very sure that this Hunter Seamons matrix will sound great. He's the man when it comes to those things.
Reviewer: cigarettesmokingman - - September 3, 2009
Subject: Seamons has done it again
I seriously can't stop listening to these matrix recordings, this one being just as good as all of Seamons' others. the Estimated Prophet jam is incredible, with a Morning Dew (comparable to that of 5/8/77 as noted below) that'll just make you weap helplessly; highly highly highly recommended. Ok, off to another Seamons matrix.
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